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Obama Again Carries Wauwatosa, But More Narrowly

President again captures city, but by a smaller margin than in 2008 when he overturned a tradition of Republican voting.

President Barack Obama for a second time carried Wauwatosa in a national election, although this time by a more narrow margin.

Obama polled 15,220 votes in Wauwatosa, compared to 14,511 for Republican challenger Mitt Romney.

In 2008, Obama polled 15,573 to John McCain's 13,728.

Despite the Democratic president's win, Republican Tommy Thompson, in the race for the U.S. Senate, garnered 72 more votes here than did Democrat Tammy Baldwin, outpolling her just 14,588 to 14,516.

Obama becomes a two-term president after winning Wisconsin and the nation; Baldwin, after 14 years in the House of Representatives, becomes a U.S. senator-elect, the first woman from Wisconsin to hold that office. Thompson says he won't run for office again.

Wauwatosa voted for George W. Bush twice, in 2000 and 2004, before swinging to Obama and the Democratic ticket in 2008.

In other races affecting Wauwatosa, both the 13th and 14th State Assembly Districts were won by Republicans from Brookfield, besting two Democrats from Tosa.

In the 13th District, which is spread across the south sides of the two cities, Rob Hutton defeated John Pokrandt by 20,378 to 13,219. In the 14th, comprising the north sides of Tosa and Brookfield, incumbent Republican Dale Kooyenga defeated Democratic challenger Chris Rockwood, 20,921 to 14,451.

The voter turnout in Wauwatosa was a very high 88.63 percent, topping 2008's 86.5 percent. The total number of ballots cast was 30,182 out of just over 34,000 registered.

Below are vote totals for contested races in Wauwatosa. Results are for Wauwatosa only. The attached spreadsheet (see photo gallery) includes the unofficial vote tallies for all races broken down by ward.

Race
Democrats
Total
Republicans
Total President

Obama-Biden

15,220
Romney-Ryan 14,511 U.S. Senate
Tammy Baldwin 14,516 Tommy Thompson 14,588 4th State Senate District

Lena Taylor 586 David King 388 13th State Assembly District

John Pokrandt
5,216 Rob Hutton
5,743 14th State Assembly District
Chris Rockwood 7,894 Dale Kooyenga  7,496 5th Congressional District

 Dave Heaster 12,155 Jim Sensenbrenner 14,750
Dirk Gutzmiller November 08, 2012 at 12:58 AM
Gee, I have not run into any Cold War Commie drivel like this since the 1980's. Bob Dylan wrote "Talkin' John Birch Paranoid Blues", narrated by a paranoid John Bircher who looks everywhere for Communists, even in his toilet bowl and at one point decides that they are in his television set.
The researcher November 08, 2012 at 02:16 PM
Obama, Pelosi, and Reid had a super majority the first two years.
EveKendall November 08, 2012 at 05:29 PM
Researcher, however did you decide on that name? You obviously don't do any real research, if you had you would know that the whole two year super majority claim by you republicans is a myth. Republicans contested the election of Al Franken, when Obama was sworn into office there were 58 Democrats. A supermajority is composed of 2/3 the Senate, and since 60 voters are required to overcome the filibuster rules, Obama didn’t even have the basic majority that he needed in order to pass legislation when he took office. The truth is that President Obama and Democrats only had a filibuster-proof majority from July 7, 2009 when Al Franken (D-MN) was ultimately seated, until August 25, 2009, when Ted Kennedy (D-MA), passed away. That's only seven weeks, not two years.
Randy1949 November 09, 2012 at 04:52 PM
Wait...wasn't Obamacare supposed to solve the health care "crisis"? Isn't government spending the key to a booming middle class? I though dropping money from helicopters would end all our problems?
Randy1949 November 09, 2012 at 05:17 PM
Another fake.

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